Child of Mona and Russell Hauer

Mona and Russell Hauer starved their 8 year old adopted son, leaving him barely alive. The boy was the size of a 4 year old, his bones protruding and his abdomen distended. His parents routinely beat him with… Read More

Child of Chad Chritton and Melinda Drabek-Chritton

A ¬†severely malnourished 15 year old girl was found wandering barefoot on the side of a road in the middle of a Wisconsin winter, crying, after escaping the basement dungeon where she had been confined for the past… Read More

Child of Amanda Joliff

A 14 year old Colorado boy was kept padlocked in a small room with no light and boarded up windows by his mother, Amanda Joliff, for all but a few hours a day. The teen was allowed one… Read More

Khalil Wimes

Six year old Khalil Wimes was savagely beaten, tortured, and starved to death by his parents, Tina Cuffie and Floyd Wimes. The child slept on a soiled mattress in a room devoid of toys, and in the end… Read More

5 Children of Jeffrey and Rebecca Trebilcock

Jeffrey and Rebecca Trebilcock systematically starved their five adopted children, one boy and four girls, all between the ages of 10 and 13. The abuse came to light when the boy, 13, was admitted to the emergency room… Read More

Christina Glenn

Eight year old Christina Glenn died of severe food deprivation and medical neglect. At the end of her life, starvation left her bones as brittle as twigs. Christina ultimately died from lack of medical care after her femur… Read More

Makayla Norman

Makayla Norman had cerebral palsy and was unable to walk, talk, or care for herself. Her mother homeschooled her and occasionally hired a nurse to help with her care. Makayla’s condition at the time of her death at… Read More

Hana Grace-Rose Williams

Hana Williams was adopted from Ethiopia in 2008; three years later, at 13 years old, she was dead at the hands of her parents. Hana was denied food by her adoptive parents as a punishment, leaving her too… Read More

Chandler Grafner

Seven year old Chandler Grafner¬†starved to death at the hands of his guardian, Jon Phillips. In a case described as “horrific,” Phillips locked Chandler in a dark linen closet where he died of starvation and dehydration, surrounded by… Read More

Dennis Gene Merryman

Dennis Merryman was 8 years old when he died of starvation. He had been adopted from Russia some years earlier along with four brothers and sisters. His Maryland parents, Samuel and Donna Merryman, devout Christians who served as… Read More